First year students with Surface Pro devices using tablet devices as a learning resource during their Spanish class at Coláiste Bhaile Chláir. Photographs: Joe O’Shaughnessy

There are no textbooks at Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, a post-primary school in Claregalway, Co Galway. Having digital coursework means that lessons bec(...)

Katyln Keating (11); Martin Murphy, MD of HP Ireland; Cathriona Hallahan, MD of Microsoft Ireland; Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn TD ; and 5th class student Cian Mooney from Sacred Heart Senior National School, Killinarden, Tallaght as their school was named Ireland’s first ‘Digital School of Distinction’. Photograph:Naoise Culhane

The future is digital as primary schools around the State begin to sign up for an ambitious programme that will see computers become a natural part of(...)

The debate surrounding the introduction of computing classes in Irish schools has been simmering for the past two years, fuelled by the popular(...)